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Mark Kaplan

Nonresident Fellow, Global Food and Agriculture and Global Cities

Council expert Mark Kaplan

About Mark Kaplan

Mark Kaplan  is a global food and agriculture nonresident fellow with the Council. He is a globally experienced and recognized industry leader in the sustainability and telecommunications industry. Mark is a Founder and Partner in Envisible, a sustainable seafood food company and creator of the Wholechain traceability system. Mark is also a Non-Resident Fellow with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs focused on Food & Agriculture. 

Prior to Envisible, Mark was Global Vice President of Sustainable Solutions for Unilever. At Unilever, Mark was responsible for integrating technology across the Chief Sustainability Office's partnerships, establish new digital partnerships, expand existing digital partnerships and leverage Unilever’s existing technical assets to accelerate the economic, social and environmental impact of initiatives driving towards the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan. 

Prior to joining Unilever, Mark was CEO of Tone Mobile LLC, a start-up focused on digital inclusion. Tone led the mFish Initiative with the U.S. State Department, Government of Indonesia and GSM Association, representing the world’s mobile operators. The mFish Initiative created mobile services to improve the livelihoods and sustainability of small scale and artisanal fishermen in Indonesia. mFish won the 2016 D&AD Wood Pencil, Hollywood A-List Bronze for Most Innovative Use of Mobile Technology in the World. mFish was also shortlisted for OneShow and Cannes Lions Awards in Mobile.